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BackpackersHQ

Adults-only hostel within easy reach of Parliament Hill

  • Free WiFi

Property renovations and closures

  • This property is closed from August 16 2020 to March 31 2021 (dates subject to change).

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6,0.Good.
  • Great

    Dec 2, 2019

  • First of all, bed bug bites after every night. Owner in denial, keeps saying "it's a new…

    Nov 20, 2019

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  • Parking available
  • Free WiFi
  • Pet-friendly

Property highlights

Main amenities

  • 8 guestrooms
  • Weekly housekeeping
  • Self parking
  • Terrace
  • Front desk safe
  • Microwave in a common area

What’s around

  • In Centretown
  • Parliament Hill - 12 min walk
  • University of Ottawa - 17 min walk
  • Byward Market Square - 18 min walk
  • Rideau Canal - 26 min walk
  • National Arts Centre - 9 min walk
This property is closed from August 16 2020 to March 31 2021 (dates subject to change).

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Enter dates for 2 guests

  • Basic Shared Dormitory, Multiple Beds (6 Twin Bunk Beds)
  • Basic Double Room, 1 Double Bed
  • Basic Shared Dormitory, Multiple Beds (4 Twin Bunk Beds)
  • Basic Shared Dormitory, Multiple Beds (3 Twin Bunk Beds)
  • Basic Shared Dormitory, Women only
  • Basic Shared Dormitory, Mixed Dorm
  • Standard Shared Dormitory

Location

  • In Centretown
  • Parliament Hill - 12 min walk
  • University of Ottawa - 17 min walk

What’s around

Landmarks

  • In Centretown
  • Parliament Hill - 12 min walk
  • University of Ottawa - 17 min walk
  • Byward Market Square - 18 min walk
  • Rideau Canal - 26 min walk
  • National Arts Centre - 9 min walk
  • Museum of Nature - 10 min walk
  • Rideau Centre - 12 min walk
  • Shaw Centre - 13 min walk
  • National Gallery of Canada - 20 min walk
  • Lansdowne Park - 30 min walk

Getting around

  • Ottawa International Airport (YOW) - 16 min drive
  • Ottawa Station - 8 min drive
  • Ottawa, ON (XDS-Ottawa Train Station) - 8 min drive
  • Ottawa Fallowfield Station - 22 min drive

At a glance

Size

  • 8 rooms

Arriving/leaving

  • Check-in time 1:00 PM-midnight
  • Check-out time is noon

Restrictions related to your trip

  • COVID-19 alert: Travel requirements are changing rapidly, including need for pre-travel COVID-19 testing and quarantine on arrival.

Special check-in instructions

The front desk is open daily from 8:00 AM - midnight. If you are planning to arrive after midnight please contact the property in advance using the information on the booking confirmation. Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival.

Required at check-in

  • Credit card, debit card, or cash deposit required for incidental charges
  • Government-issued photo ID may be required
  • Minimum guest age is 12
  • Minimum check-in age is 18

Pets

  • Pets stay free (dogs and cats only)
  • Specific rooms only*

Internet

  • Free WiFi in public areas
  • Free WiFi in rooms

Parking

  • Onsite self parking (CAD 10 per day; includes in/out privileges)

Other information

  • Caters to adults only
*See small print for additional details or extra charges

At the hostel

Food and drink

  • Barbecue grills
  • Microwave in a common area

Services

  • Front desk (limited hours)
  • Luggage storage

Facilities

  • Safe-deposit box at front desk
  • Designated smoking areas (fines apply)
  • Terrace
  • Television in common areas

Languages Spoken

  • English

In the room

Stay connected

  • Free WiFi

More

  • Weekly housekeeping provided
  • In-room safe

Small print

Also known as

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Optional extras

Self parking costs CAD 10 per day with in/out privileges

Policies

Pet-friendly rooms can be requested by contacting the property at the number on the booking confirmation.

Long-term renters welcome.

Guests can rest easy knowing there's a fire extinguisher, a smoke detector, and a first aid kit on site.

The name on the credit card used at check-in to pay for incidentals must be the primary name on the guestroom reservation.

This property accepts credit cards, debit cards, and cash.

We have included all charges provided to us by this property. However, charges can vary, for example, based on length of stay or the unit you book.

FAQs

  • This property is closed from August 16 2020 to March 31 2021 (dates subject to change).
  • Yes. Self parking costs CAD 10 per day.
  • Yes, cats and dogs stay free.
  • You can check in from 1:00 PM - midnight. Check-out time is noon.
  • Yes. Nearby restaurants include Johnny Farina's (3-min walk), Mamma Teresa (4-min walk), and Tosca (4-min walk).
  • No, this hostel doesn't have a casino, but Casino du Lac Leamy (14-min drive) and Rideau Carleton Raceway (18-min drive) are both nearby.
6,0.Good.
  • 2,0.Poor

    Please do not book here! The hostel is disgusting, and they are scammers who attempted to extort more money out of us. On arrival, we were greeted by a member of staff with no record of our booking. After being shown our booking confirmation he took us upstairs to a room containing building materials. There were further ladders and building materials in the corridor outside, which were almost impossible to get past without tripping. The room had no lock. The room was dirty, as was the bathroom and toilet. The whole hostel smelt of BO. Around ten minutes later this member of staff returned to our room to tell us that we needed to pay again the amount we had already paid. He said this was because I had only booked for one person. On being shown that the booking confirmation was for 2, he said it was because I had only booked 1 night. On being shown that the confirmation said 2 nights, he said it must be a problem with the currency conversion (as the confirmation showed pounds not dollars). He then agreed that we could stay for the price booked. We went out for the evening. On our return, shortly before midnight, we were met by a man who I assume was the manager. He said we could not stay for our booking unless we paid a second amount. We argued for sometime but he refused to abide by the price we had booked and paid. He lied several times, and refused to let us stay for the nights we had booked unless we paid extra.

    2 night family trip, Oct 23, 2019

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  • 2,0.Poor

    So I book for 6 night for 3 persons and I already pay it for 1 person. With that money, so we make a deal for 3 persons for 2 nights and he say it's okay. After we check out, he told us to pay 600 dollars more.

    Gregorius, 1 night family trip, Sep 24, 2019

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  • 6,0.Good

    Pros Location is great. Quiet neighborhood. Staff is very friendly. Cons The property is very run down. The rooms are too small to fit 3 bunk beds. Extremely hot inside the room. Only one bathroom for the entire hostel, not very clean.

    2 night trip, Aug 29, 2019

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  • 2,0.Poor

    A ne pas essayer

    Je suis parti sans me faire rembourser et après seulement 2 nuit

    maxime, 15 night trip, Dec 8, 2019

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  • 8,0.Very good

    Ubicación muy céntrica , llegamos caminando a todos los puntos de interés. Personal amable , el cuarto algo desordenado, pero en general agradable.

    2 night trip, Oct 18, 2019

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  • 4,0.Fair

    A éviter

    Même si le prix est faible, je vous conseille d'éviter. Le staff, bien qu'il soit gentil, n'est pas très professionnel. Ils s'engueulait devant moi. L'accueil était sale et mal rangé. L'hygiène a l'intérieur laissait aussi à désirer. Heureusement pour ma part je n'y étais que pour une nuit Points posititifs : le Wifi et la location de vélo (pas donné quand même)

    Guillaume, 1 night trip, Aug 3, 2019

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  • 6,0.Good

    2 night trip, Sep 16, 2019

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  • 2,0.Poor

    2 night trip, Sep 13, 2019

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  • 10,0.Exceptional

    moshood abiola, 1 night trip with friends, Sep 8, 2019

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  • 8,0.Very good

    SHUNKI, 3 night trip, Aug 29, 2019

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